This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

UPDATE: TRAVELLING TO ITALY BETWEEN 7 AND 15 JANUARY 2021

Date:

01/06/2021


UPDATE: TRAVELLING TO ITALY BETWEEN 7 AND 15 JANUARY 2021

note - following further developments, this news item has been updated and superceded by the one published on 9 January 2021


The information below is based on art. 1, paragraph 4 of the Law Decree n. 1 of 5 January 2021. The text of the decree (in Italian) can be found at Decreto-legge 5 gennaio 2021, n. 1 

1) ENTERING ITALY: TRAVELLERS WHO STAYED IN OR TRANSITED THROUGH THE UK BETWEEN 7 DECEMBER 2020 AND 6 JANUARY 2021

Those who stayed in or transited through the UK between 7 December 2020 and 6 January 2021 inclusive, for any reason, are subject to the provisions of the Ordinance of 20 December 2020, which was supplemented by the Ordinance of 23 December 2020. These provisions state that:

a) Entry is permitted into Italy only for those who have been registered as resident in Italy since before 23 December 2020 or in cases of absolute necessity. Written declaration of the fact must be provided.

b) In order to enter Italy, travellers must present to the airline or other carrier, at the time of embarcation, and to the relevant authorities upon request, proof of a negative molecular or antigen swab test taken in the 72 hours preceding entry into Italy.

c) Another molecular or antigen swab test must be taken upon arrival. If possible, it should be taken at the airport, port or border; if not, it should be taken at the local health centre within 48 hours of entering Italy. For passengers arriving on direct flights from the UK, the second test must be carried out at the airport upon arrival.

d) Irrespective of the result of the test, travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and must monitor their health, as per art. 7, section 1, letter c), of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 December 2020. They must also notify the Department of Prevention of the local health authority of their arrival in the country.

Entry into Italy will continue to be prohibited for those who do not meet the criteria indicated in letter a) above, as per the Ordinance of 20 December 2020.

Provided that no covid-19 symptoms are observed, the crew and travelling staff working in the transport of people and goods are not subject to the provisions of the Ordinances, as listed above. However, they are still required to undergo a molecular or antigen swab test upon arrival at the airport, port or border, where possible, or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the local health authority, and to provide a written declaration as per art. 7 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 December 2020.

There are no other exceptions.

2) ENTERING ITALY: TRAVELLERS WHO STAY IN OR TRANSIT THROUGH THE UK FROM 7 JANUARY 2021 (OR WHO DID SO BEFORE 7 DECEMBER 2020)

From 7 January 2021, those entering Italy from the UK are subject to the provisions for List E countries. They must therefore:

· Complete a written declaration;

· Be able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria for entry (work, health, study, emergency or returning home; for further details see art. 6 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 December 2020);

· Immediately notify the Department of Prevention of the local health authority of their arrival in Italy, after which they must self-isolate and monitor their health for 14 days.

· Use private transportation to travel to their final destination (internal flights are allowed).

The exceptions referred to in art. 8, paragraph 8 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 3 December 2020 apply only to the abovementioned trips.

3) TRAVELLING TO THE UK

As of 23 December 2020, the UK was moved to List E until 15 January 2021, with the possibility of extension. This means that travel from Italy to the UK is permitted only for work, health, study or emergency, or to return home.

 

 


1122